Search for spin-coupled dark matter by studying the axial-vector excitation of nuclei

  • Ejiri H
  • Fushimi K
  • Ohsumi H
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Abstract

Axial-vector (spin) excitation of127I by inelastic scattering of dark matter (DM) was studied to search for spin-coupled DM. The inelastic process from127I has the advantages of a large cross-section, a large scintillation output and of a known nuclear matrix element. Stringent limits by direct measurements were obtained on the purely spin-coupled DM candidates. © 1993.

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  • H. Ejiri

  • K. Fushimi

  • H. Ohsumi

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